Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Some Disenchanted Evening
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Opening with the acidic 'Jesus What A Jerk', Some Disenchanted Evening was the Verlaines' third album and has all the brilliance of the band's previous Bird Dog. Released in 1990, Some Disenchanted Evening sees Graeme Down... more »
Opening with the acidic 'Jesus What A Jerk', Some Disenchanted Evening was the Verlaines' third album and has all the brilliance of the band's previous Bird Dog. Released in 1990, Some Disenchanted Evening sees Graeme Downes and co. taking a more traditional rock approach - and one that can be bitterly sardonic at times. The result is eleven tracks, stripped-back to reveal the gossamer beauty that underlies the band. Alongside the cut-andthrust structure of the songs, Some Disenchanted Evening yet again displays the breadth, depth and subtlety of Downes' musical ideas.
"EMO" WITH AN ACTUAL SENSE OF HUMOR
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is an early release from the Flying Nun label, home to such songwriting geniuses as Chris Knox and the other guy from The Tall Dwarves. Apparently, this particular album is out of stock, but I see it all the time in used bins, usually for less than $5. My friend lent me this album last week, and I must've listened to it fifteen times, start to finish- it's utterly brilliant. I wish I could force all the morons who get off on Sunny Day Real Estate to listen to this, so they could see how much better emotive lyrics and music can be when the songwriter doesn't take himself quite so seriously. I'm 25 years old, and, having listened to this kind of stuff for ages, I didn't expect to be so genuinely moved by lyrics about relationships. Buy this album now, wherever you can find it, and you'll see what I mean."